Major League Baseball Joins MPT in Star-Spangled Banner Tribute

Major League Baseball (MLB) Clubs will show a special video montage of the Star-Spangled Banner prior to games on Sunday, September 14, the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and writing of the National Anthem.  

In conjunction with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the program Great Performances, Maryland Public Television (MPT) will furnish to all Major League Clubs a video montage of the national anthem taped during the PBS production Star-Spangled Banner: The Bicentennial of our National Anthem, which airs at 8 pm (EDT) nationwide on Saturday, September 13.

The song and images will be available for playback on Sunday on ballpark screens across the United States as well as online at MLB.com, all 30 Club websites, and official MLB and Club accounts on social media channels.

Baseball and Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson and Jim Palmer will be on stage during the live, two-hour Saturday night broadcast of Star-Spangled Banner: The Bicentennial of our National Anthem from Pier 6 at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.  The baseball legends will introduce and narrate a special historical video presentation in the television special.

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